For any of you who have read any of my previous posts, you would know about my addiction to op/thrift shopping. These DIY Candle Holders was one of those times that shopping at charity shops really paid off.
The four lamps I purchased to make these Candle Holders were on sale for Half Price, they are made of beautiful timber with lots of detail and in Total cost me $22 for the 4 of them.
The same day same Charity Shop all their Bric-a-Brac was also Half Price. The Vintage Fine Bone China Plates I used to complete these Candle Holders ( a complete score finding pairs which is generally a rarity) cost in Total for the 4 plates $3
Add to this the cost of : Glue(E6000)=$3 – Spray Paint & Wax Sealant= $10.00 – Lace Trim=$2.00 – Sandpaper=$3 The total for all for of my Candle Holders comes to $43. If you were to buy one of these candle holders in a Specialty Shop you would be lucky to get any change at all from $100 Bill.
So Simple to Make- Remove all wiring- Clean and spray paint- Once Dry Sand in the crevices and to your preferred look of worn shabby-clean with a damp cloth and allow to dry- seal with bees wax- with a glue gun add Lace trim to cover electrical hole and add Lace to any other areas you like.- Lastly using E6000 adhere China plate level to the top and leave aside to set.
These Candle Holders can be completed in a day and added to your décor or made for that unique and special gift. Everyone who enters my home always comments on them. Generally I am all for telling people how cheap my projects are to make and how easy to complete however To me my Candle Holders look way to elegant to give away their secret, so when people ask if I made them I just answer yes and thank them for their compliments.
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